Is Glenorchy a City of the Arts?

6 October 2020|Community News| Off Comments off on Is Glenorchy a City of the Arts?|

GLENORCHY City Council, through Inkhorn Projects, is developing a new Arts and Cultural Strategy to carry the city into a creative future, and they need community input.

“We’d like to hear from people outside of the immediate arts community, those who maybe don’t think that they engage with arts and culture every day,” Tony Bonney from Inkhorn said.

“They perhaps encourage their children or grandchildren to participate, or they buy products at local artisan markets or go to see live music or visit the library.

“Perhaps they attend community events or appreciate some of the public art around the area.

“We are interested in all of this — where and how you work, relax and play, where you shop, catch up with friends and have lunch — all this contributes to the overall ‘culture’ of Glenorchy.”

The City of Glenorchy has a proud history of engagement in the arts, be it concerts at Tolosa Park, dance classes and eisteddfods at the Derwent Entertainment Centre, the Works festivals and Moonah Taste of the World, the 100 year old Glenorchy City Concert Brass band, or more recently the arrival of Moonah Arts Centre (MAC) and MONA.

In 2015, the Glenorchy community identified arts and culture as a priority, but this Arts and Cultural Strategy will be the first revisiting of the city’s arts and cultural priorities for almost two decades.

“We want to hear your ideas and expectations for what the next 20 years could look like,” Mr Bonney said.

A survey is available online for people to contribute their thoughts.

It only takes five minutes to complete and is completely anonymous.

The survey can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/r/GCCARTS240, or by emailing info@inkhorn.com.au for a direct link.

A print-out of the survey is available from MAC.

For more information, contact mac@gcc.tas.gov.au, phone 6216 6316 or pop into MAC on Albert Road.

The final strategy, for completion in November, will bring together the ideas, experience and views of the people who live and work in the area, as well as those who visit. It will be a guide for the council and others in the community who want the arts to flourish here.

For more information about the new Arts and Culture Strategy, email info@inkhorn.com.au.

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